What’s on for Thursday June 27, 2013

Jerry Williams playing at Victorious 2017.  Picture by Paul Windsor

Portsmouth singer-songwriter Jerry Williams calls on her fans to help her realise her dream of playing in America

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.


OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Portsmouth Festivities Lunchtime Live! Featuring Young Performers’ Platform (various artists). Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9282 3300.


HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.35. (023) 9226 6177.


HAYLING ISLAND: Funland Amusement Park, Seafront. 6pm-9pm. Funland Charity Night for Epilepsy Action. Music from SMI. Wrist bands £5.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club for the over 55s. Different activity each week with a welcoming friendly group. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Zodiac Gallery, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-6pm. Spice Island Artist Exhibition, Portsmouth Festivities. Come and view pieces by winners of the Portsmouth Festivities Spice Island Art Trail. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.


HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Great Gatsby (12A); 7.45pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Great Gatsby (PG); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.


PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. Coast. Celtic rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Glen Malo, 7pm; James Tippins Band, 7.30pm; Sasha Mattissen, 8pm; Matt Jarvis, 8.30pm; Animal Company, 9pm-9.30pm; We Are Farmerlee, 10.30pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 11pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. The Groovebreakers.


CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. Here Comes the Sun: Ashcroft Summer Showcase. A celebration of the summer solstice. Expect ritual, celebration and loads of summer tunes. Admission £5. (01329) 223100.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Footloose: the musical. Dancing is not a crime! Admission: £13.50-£20. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. Presented by Havant Light Opera. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Presented by Hayling Island Young Actors. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Downton Abbey Murder Mystery. It was the butler! Or was it? Admission: £22 (inc two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Craig Revel Horwood’s Strictly Confidential. Starring Natalie Lowe, Artem Chigvintsev, Lisa Riley and Ian Waite Admission: £28-£42. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Comedy, thought to be Shakespeare’s earliest surviving play, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £9. (01329) 556156.


OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. The Elizabeth Foundation. Talk by Julie Hughes, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.